Current Agenda





  May 7-8, 2015 

Utah State Office of Education
Board/Committee Rooms
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, May 7

             4:00 p.m.         Study Session - Board Room

             5:00 p.m.         Dinner

             5:30 p.m.         Board Committee Meetings

                                                  Finance Committee - 1st Floor South Conference Room 156

                                                  Law and Licensing Committee - Basement West Conference Room

                                                  Standards and Assessment Committee - North Board Room

Friday, May 8

             8:00 a.m.         Board Meeting Begins - Board Room

             3:40 p.m.         Board Meeting Adjourns 


Public Participation: To sign up in advance for public comment, contact Board Secretary Lorraine Austin ( or (801) 538-7517) prior to the day of the meeting or sign up at the meeting by 8:00 a.m. Priority will be given to those that sign up in advance. You are welcome to send written comment to the Board at

Broadcast: The May 7 study session and committee meetings will be broadcast beginning at 4 p.m. The May 8 meeting will be broadcast beginning at 8:00 a.m. To view the broadcast, go to Times are approximate. The executive session will not be broadcast.

Accommodations: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for these meetings should contact Lorraine Austin at 801-538-7517 or, giving at least three working days notice. 




David L. Crandall, Board Chair 
District 10
Draper, Utah 84020

David L. Thomas, First Vice Chair
District 4
South Weber, Utah 84405

Jennifer A. Johnson, Second Vice Chair
District 8
Murray, Utah 84107

Dixie L. Allen
District 12
Vernal, Utah 84078

Laura Belnap
District 5
Bountiful, Utah 84010

Leslie B. Castle
District 7
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Barbara W. Corry
District 15
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Brittney Cummins
District 6
West Valley City, Utah 84120

Brad C. Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Lorraine Austin, Board Secretary

Linda B. Hansen
District 3
West Valley City, Utah 84120

Mark Huntsman
District 14
Fillmore, Utah 84631

Jefferson Moss
District 11
Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045

C. Mark Openshaw
District 13
Provo, Utah 84694

Spencer F. Stokes
District 2
Ogden, Utah 84403

Terryl Warner
District 1
Hyrum, Utah 84319

Joel Wright
District 9
Cedar Hills, Utah 84062

Teresa L. Theurer*

Marlin K. Jensen*

Steven R. Moore**

Freddie Cooper***

Nancy Tingey****

Kristin Elinkowski*****

* Appointed Board of Regents Representative

**Appointed UCAT Representative

***Advisory Appointed CMAC Representative

**** Advisory Appointed USBA Representative

*****Appointed State Charter School Board Representative




May 7-8, 2015

Study Session/Committees - Thursday, May 7, 2015

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1.      STUDY SESSION - Budgetary Procedures Act Training

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
         DINNER - Board Members and Committee Staff

5:30 p.m.

         Finance Committee 

         1st Floor South Conference Room 156


*Time for public comment may be provided prior to each item* 


                  ACTION: Request from the Taxing Entity Committee to the                                    Tab 2-A

                        Redevelopment Agency of Box Elder County for the EDA 2015-1

                        Economic Development Area

                  DISCUSSION/ACTION: Interim Budget and Status of Funds Report for                 Tab 2-B

                        the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

                  ACTION: USOR Request for Federal Reallotment Money                                          Tab 2-C


                  DISCUSSION: USOE/USOR Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)                            Tab 2-D


                 INFORMATION: Review of USOR Legislative Requirements                                    Tab 2-E


                 INFORMATION: USDB Quarterly Budget Report for the 3rd Quarter                   Tab 2-F

                        (January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015) of State Fiscal Year 15


                 DISCUSSION: Distribution Formula for Permanent State School Fund                  Tab 2-G


                 DISCUSSION/ACTION: Training on Finance and Audit Items                                   Tab 2-H


                 INFORMATION: Finance Committee Requests for Data                                            Tab 2-I


         Law and Licensing Committee

         Basement West Conference Room


*Time for public comment may be provided prior to each item*


                  ACTION: R277-609 Standards for LEA Discipline Plans (Amendment)                     Tab 2-J


                  ACTION: Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions (LRBI) Technical                        Tab 2-K

                          Assistance Manual


                  ACTION: New Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Rules                 Tab 2-L

                          R277-200 through R277-206


                  ACTION: Repeal of Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission                 Tab 2-M

                          (UPPAC) Rules R686-100 through R686-105


                  ACTION: R277-419 Pupil Accounting (Amendment)                                                 Tab 2-N

                  ACTION: R277-417 Prohibiting LEAs from Offering Incentives or                           Tab 2-O

                          Reimbursements for Enrollment or Participation (New)


                  ACTION: R277-418 Nontraditional and Competency Based Program                     Tab 2-P

                          Standards (New)


                  ACTION: R277-487 Public School Data Confidentiality and Disclosure                  Tab 2-Q



                  ACTION: R277-500 Educator Licensing Renewal, Timelines, and                            Tab 2-R

                          Required Fingerprint Background Checks (Amendment and



                  ACTION: R277-516 Education Employee Required Reports of Arrests and            Tab 2-S

                          Required Background Check Policies for Non-licensed Employees



         Standards and Assessment Committee

North Board Room


*Time for public comment may be provided prior to each item*


                  ACTION: R277-107 Educational Services Outside of Educator’s Regular               Tab 2-T

                          Employment (Continuation and Amendment)


                  ACTION: Standards Adoption Process                                                                         Tab 2-U


                  ACTION: Release of Secondary Mathematics Standards for 90-day Review         Tab 2-V

                  ACTION: Release of Fine Arts Standards for 90-day Review                                   Tab 2-W

                  ACTION: Recalculation of Uniform Growth Goal                                                        Tab 2-X

                  ACTION: School Readiness Funding                                                                              Tab 2-Y

                  ACTION: Distribution of FY 16 Funds to Science Education Enhancement            Tab 2-Z

                          Institutions (iSEE) and Provider Organizations

                  ACTION: R277-410 Accreditation of Schools (Amendment and                            Tab 2-AA



Board Meeting - Friday, May 8, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
3.    Opening Business

                  Pledge of Allegiance

                  Board Member Message                                        

                  Introduction of New Employees

                  Acknowledgment of Student Artwork

8:15 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
4.    Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

8:25 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.
5.    Public Participation/Comment

Priority shall be given to those individuals or groups, who, prior to the day of the meeting, have submitted a request to address the Board. Sign up is available the day of the meeting before 8:00 a.m.

8:40 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
6.    ACTION: General Consent Calendar (backup furnished electronically at                            Tab 6

8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
7.    INFORMATION/ACTION: Report from North Sanpete School District

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
8.    INFORMATION: Intergenerational Poverty - Casey Cameron, Deputy Director,

                Division of Workforce Services

9:15 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.
9.    INFORMATION: Superintendent’s Report

9:25 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
10.  INFORMATION: Board Chair’s Report

                   Conference Reports

9:35 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
11.  ACTION: New Charter School Applications                                                                             Tab 11

10:20 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

10:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
12.  ACTION: Committee Reports

                  Audit Committee

                  Finance Committee

                  Law and Licensing Committee

                  Standards and Assessment Committee

 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
13.  ACTION: Component Percentages Leading to the Determination of Annual                   Tab 13

                Educator Summative Evaluation Ratings

1:35 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
14.  ACTION: Digital Teaching and Learning Program                                                                  Tab 14

1:50 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.
15.  ACTION: Review of Advisory Groups                                                                                       Tab 15

2:05 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
16.  INFORMATION: Board Member Closing Comments

2:20 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.
17.  ACTION: Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Cases                                    Tab 17

2:25 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. 
19.  ACTION: Executive Session Items

                  UPPAC Cases


                            - Instructional Materials Commission

                            - Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

                            - Interpreters Certification Board

                            - State Rehabilitation Council

                            - Paraeducator Scholarship Selection Committee

                            - Others as needed

3:40 p.m.